Days, Muses and Stars
Split into three series, Days, Muses, and Stars, these works explore the relationship between what is directly portrayed through picture making and the act of perception. Like all of Tuttle’s work, these new pieces reveal his continuous ability to create a unique visual language that defies categorization and blurs the boundaries between drawing, sculpture, and painting.
The genesis for Richard Tuttle: Days, Muses and Stars stemmed from his time spent at his recently acquired property in Mount Desert, Maine. His expansive new studio and the vast surrounding landscape energized Tuttle with an influx of new ideas, resulting in one of the most productive and fertile times of his artistic career. Comprised largely of plywood and spray paint, these new assemblages draw on a range of influences from the nine muses in Greek mythology, after which some of the works are titled, to broader themes concerning nature and the cosmos.